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NCTU wins award, Taipei Times still sucks

I see this often in Taiwan’s English media. A story is run about a great new Taiwan-based web site, but then the actual web site URL appears nowhere in the story. Taipei Times ran the story below about NCTU’s OpenCourseware site which recently won an award. It’s too bad they didn’t remember to include the […]

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…

Locally produced unmanned aircraft! This might be something to keep an eye out for while wandering around the various beaches of Taitung County. It will probably wash ashore somewhere, or at least parts of it will. Army searches for missing unmanned aircraft 2012/03/07 13:24:24 Taipei, March 7 (CNA) Taiwan’s Army is searching for an unmanned […]

Donghe harvest festival this weekend

The Donghe harvest festival will be held this weekend, July 9 and 10. Most of the activities will be taking place at the elementary school.

I was one of them… twice

Take notice. The Hsianglan section is south of Taimali. Taitung pulls in NT$20 mil. annually from traffic camera – The China Post Taitung pulls in NT$20 mil. annually from traffic camera TAICHUNG — The traffic camera at the Hsianglan section of Provincial Highway No. 9 has captured an average 1,500 speeding drivers each month, which […]

Taiwan receipt lottery for September October 2010

Uniform-Invoice Prize Winning Numbers for Months 9-10, Year 2010 Grand Prize NT$2 million for matching all the digits from any of the following grand prize winning numbers. 55138690 14764045 41175733 First Prize NT$200,000 for matching all the digits from any of the following first prize winning numbers. 68787608 77978391 11071074 Second Prize NT$40,000 for matching […]

Picture of old Taiwan

This is the place to go for old pictures of Taiwan: Taiwan Pictures Digital Archive –

Govt. and NGOs sitting on Morakot money

This is disturbing given that I’ve taken a couple of drives into the mountains in the last two weeks, or at least attempted to drive into the mountains, and encountered washed out, impassable roads. One road was still merely covered with debris. It would have been quick and inexpensive to open. Clearly, any businesses on […]

More shoddy reporting

I hate to bust their bubble (even though I don’t know who "they" are because no sources of information are cited), but it is simply not true that Taiwan "was the only country" to forecast Wed. afternoon (092021) that typhoon Lupid was going to change course. I have been following Lupid the last few days, […]

Promotion of East Coast

Yea, but, if they’re successful, won’t the East Coast suffer? The reason it’s so nice is because there aren’t many people there, after all. Taipei Times – archives Web site promotes move to east Taiwan STAFF WRITER, WITH CNASaturday, Oct 17, 2009, Page 2 The government has launched a special Web site to encourage migration […]

Latest on Xiaolin (小林)

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